By Tim Kowols
Rep. Mike Gallagher is calling on his fellow members of the United States Congress to work through their scheduled August recess to finish work on a federal budget, reform the tax code, and other important measures. It is the freshman Congressperson’s latest attempt at speaking out against how Washington works. Last month, Rep. Gallagher penned an editorial with California Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna on other reforms including non-partisan redistricting, term limits, and a lobbying ban. Rep. Gallagher says while he and his Democratic colleagues may not agree on everything, he believes the newer members of Congress on both sides of the aisle want to do their part to “drain the swamp.”
If Congress does take its planned August recess, members would have just 30 days to avoid a government shutdown for the second time this year.